It's July 4th - Independence Day - America's Birthday While the history major in me knows that the United States was not born on July 4th - and that the Declaration of Independence did not outline our constitutional freedoms (that didn't come for 13 years) - it is a time to reflect on the values we … Continue reading Express Yourself
Circle Gallery is open today. That statement may surprise some people. Some of you may think, "Well, why wouldn't Circle Gallery be open?" Other may think, 'Well why would Circle Gallery be open?" Because, you see, our staff is all female and today is "A Day Without Women." This national strike was called by the … Continue reading A Day Without Women
So what is Giving Tuesday and why should you care? Well....first there was "Black Friday" - a term popularized in the 1980s as the day businesses went from being in the "red" to being in the "black." Then came "Cyber Monday," a term first used in 2005 with the rise of online shopping. "Small Business Saturday" appeared in 2010 … Continue reading Why #GIVINGTUESDAY
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe So why is supporting a nonprofit art organization important? Art creates conversation in a community. It’s not just about the artwork – it’s about what the artist says – and what … Continue reading Why give to art?
It's been a week since Collector's Choice 2016, so now seems like the perfect time for a recap of all of our favorite moments from the event. If you made it out, relive the highlights with us - and if you couldn't make it, now's your chance to see what you missed! After a flurry of … Continue reading Collector’s Choice 2016…a 40th Anniversary to be remembered!
Many thanks to former MFA Fellow and Gallery Manager Mia Nardini for fixing our permalinks -- and to all of you for your patience! The website troubles in no way affected any of the entries for Strokes of Genius, Small Wonders, Street Scenes or any of the other exhibitions! Don't worry - your entries are … Continue reading …and we’re back!
MFA Members are making the world more creative! MFA highlights members’ art events and exhibitions weekly on our Blog so the world can follow us. Subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the right sidebar. MFA Member Patrice Drago Patrice is pleased to announce the launch of her new fine art fashion line … Continue reading Member News: March 29, 2016
Meet this week's featured artist, Karen Fitzgerald, member since 2015: ME: A mentor of mine once said that if I was meant to be a writer, I would fail at everything else. So these days, when people stumble upon me and my work, most often at the Torpedo Factory, and ask me how I came to … Continue reading Me & My Art Monday: Karen Fitzgerald
See what MFA Members are doing in other locations to make the world more creative. MFA is highlighting Members’ event and exhibitions on our Blog so the world can follow us. Subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the right sidebar. Check back on a weekly basis for new exciting art events MFA … Continue reading Member News August 18
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Transition day! In case you haven't received any of the notices and emails we have sent out, please be aware that the MFA website is down for today, while we transition to our new, upgraded and awesome site. The Gallery is closed today, as we facilitate this shift Are you trying to submit to one … Continue reading MFA Website Down for Today: Online Entry System Still Up
Can you give $15 in ’15? For the past two years, MFA has participated in “The Great Give” a 24-hour fund-a-thon sponsored by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Nonprofits in Anne Arundel County compete for cash prizes by getting a lot of donors to make small gifts in support of their favorite nonprofits. … Continue reading The Great Give 2015!